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Iggy and The Stooges: Ready to DieReady to Die (2013)
Fat Possum Records
Reviewer Rating: 3.5
Contributed by: JohnGentileJohnGentile
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With six years to reflect, the fact of the matter is 2007's Stooges comeback album The Weirdness really wasn't that bad. While it certainly did not rise to the phenomenal heights of The Stooges, Fun House or Raw Power, saying that it fell short of those albums is basically saying that The Weirdness .
With six years to reflect, the fact of the matter is 2007's Stooges comeback album The Weirdness really wasn't that bad. While it certainly did not rise to the phenomenal heights of The Stooges, Fun House or Raw Power, saying that it fell short of those albums is basically saying that The Weirdness was not one of the absolute greatest albums ever made. Well, duh. If anything, The Weirdness was an exercise in expectations. People expected the fourth best album ever and instead, got a pretty good proto-punk rocker, so the album got trashed. (Interestingly, when people expected The Weirdness to be so great, they conveniently forgot that Iggy has released a lot of mediocre albums since Lust for Life.). Still, with the Stooges' legacy somewhat tarnished, and with people's expectations set so low, Iggy and The Stooges' follow-up Ready to Die succeeds both because no one really expected much and because, quite simply, it's a tighter album.
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